bit by the acting giraffe

Georgia's first foray into show business came when she toddled onto the silver screen to plant a big kiss on "Geoffrey the Giraffe" in a national Toys R Us commercial at age one; she was bit by the acting bug (or the acting giraffe, as it were) that day, and there was simply no turning back.

In her acting career, Georgia has worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in dozens of distinguished regional theatre productions, including playing Jill Mason in the acclaimed Guild Hall production of Equus, starring Alec Baldwin, and originating the role of Lane in the world premiere of Lyle Kessler's House on Fire (recently published by Samuel French). She has appeared on several major TV shows, including guest starring in "Law & Order: SVU" (a rite of passage for all New York actors), and worked on many independent films, commercials, web series, music videos, video games, live and recorded comedy sketches, and been in more readings and workshops than she can count.

 

Her personal blend of vulnerable vixen and straight-shootin' sass-monster has made her flexible and fortunate enough play a delicious range of characters spaning many genres. She has had the privilege of being directed by industry titans such as David Hyde Pierce, Eric Stoltz, Jack O'Brien, Harris Yulin, and Tony Walton, while working alongside such prominent actors as Annette Bening, James Franco, Elisabeth Moss, Mercedes Ruehl, and Tracy Letts, to name a few.

then bit by the writing, directing, and teaching giraffes

As a writer, Georgia has worked as a resident arts & culture journalist for her favorite hometown newspaper, The East Hampton Independent, as well as contributing freelance pieces to several other Hamptons publications over the years. She has been published as a poet and children’s story author, and penned/co-penned many scripts, even working from time to time as a script consultant for new works. She served as the official judge of The Hamptons' annual Halloween BOO! Short and Scary Story Contest before founding ShtoryTime!, a Holiday-inspired writing contest for writers of all ages and experience levels. She has also been known to write comedic musical parodies, or "Paroditties," including the 40-minute Hamilton/A Christmas Carol mash-up parody SCROOGELTON: A Christmas Musical, which she co-penned with her brother Joel. 

 

As a director, she has led both full scale and one-act plays in and around New York City, plus many children’s theatre productions with The Young Artists and Writers Project (YAWP) and other childrens' theatre groups. Her on-camera directing work includes five episodes of the comedic web series Two-Mara, the official music video for "Where All the Lovers Go" by viral sensation Mikey Shyne, and several short films and web sketches. Additionally, she has produced both short and feature length independent films, and has worked as a freelance casting director for several stage and screen projects. 

One of Georgia’s greatest skills and passions, however, is helping other actors reach their full potential, She has developed a reputation as a trusted, respected, and sought-after acting coach, working with actors individually as well as in her group audition class, The Seasoned Actor Workshop, through her recently launched coaching and teaching hub, Georgia Warner Studios.

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